Toyota Prius Hybrid | EV

Prius

Pros:

  • Fuel economy bragging rights
  • The cabin and cargo area has more space than you can imagine
  • Available luxury features and options
  • Stowable second row seats
  • Strong reputation for reliability
Cons:
  • Boring driving dynamics
  • Center console intrudes upon knee space
  • Too much happening within instrument display cluster
  • More expensive compared to non-hybrid competition that also sip fuel in small quantities
Ruling: The 2011 Toyota Prius isn’t the most comfortable or fastest car on the market, but the Prius makes up for these faults with its outstanding fuel economy ratings of 51 mpg city/48 mpg highway, the highest on the market.

Averaging 51/48 mpg city/highway, the 2011 Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient hybrid on the market, but with a 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain that produces 134 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque, it is not the most powerful.

There are four trims: the Prius II, III, IV and V. Each model receives the same powertrain.

User Reviews (3)

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Trackeer   [May 29, 2011]
Model Reviewed: Prius HatchBack
Strength:

Excellent MPG no matter how you drive this car gets 40-50's MPG. The only down side is Long Hills on the Mountains and the car has to work.
The is the Level 4 Version so it comes pretty well equipped, the is well executed may be lots of plastic but it is done in decent taste and fit and finish rivals the LS430 we sold.
Decent Factory Stereo, the Blue Tooth Hook-Up can be difficult but our dealer offered to pair the phones before she left with the car.
The exterior re-do vastly improves this cars appearence at least now it has some resonable resemblance to a car and one who doesn't hug tree's would drive.
The Interior room is amazing from a car that looks like a compact from the outside, rear seat leg room the storage even with the seats up, must say the more we drive it the more we like it.
Considering all else this car will gladly cruise along at 80 on the highway and still return 40 MPH, wow.

Weakness:

Handling reachs limits pretty quick, if you want blistering speed better head back out and shop some more.

I would have never thought this car would be as pleasent as it is, we own a F350 DRW, 2 HP Mustangs, and other vehicles that struggle to get 18-20 MOG in the City it's nice to have a comfy sedan that gets over 40 in the city and goes over 500 miles on a tank of gas (11.6 Gals) or so, No to Shabby.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants a nice car that is comfortable to drive and even in the base model has many nice features, I personally like the Leather and gets spectacular gas milage, get used to it folks this is the furture just like the days of Horse and Buggy and then the Horseless Buggy came along, folks thought much like most of us did about the new Fangled Auto's and now look not to many Horse Drawn Carriages around anymore.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt   [Aug 03, 2010]
Model Reviewed: Toyota Prius II
Strength:

The gas mileage is fantastic. I average around 51-55 mpg even though I live at 1300 feet and work near sea-level 38 miles away. The car is solid and gives a smooth ride.

Weakness:

I wish it had running lights and fog lights. The standard stereo only has a single-cd player.

I love the Prius. I am very happy with my purchase and I have recommended it to my friends and colleagues.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Paul Goodman   [Jul 21, 2009]
Model Reviewed: 4DSD
Strength:

So far, mpg is better.

Weakness:

Info screen toggling difficult.
Blue tooth instructions (per manual) impossible to understand. Sales staff referred me to the manual. Still struggling to figure it out.

Previously owned the 2005 model, and had gotten used to the single screen. The new info screen is awkward, requiring
complex toggling to switch back and forth
among info screens. Probably just my own
learning curve, but they should have made it simpler.

Similar Products Used: 2005 Prius
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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